Original Title: Lament Hill
Author: Danae Samson
Genre: Horror, Thriller
With the same quick paced, suspenseful appeal as Stephen King and Dean Koontz, comes the story of Lament Hill. David Masterson, a music journalist, goes on assignment to
to interview rock legend, Jared Lucas for the first time since Lucas’ self
inflicted reclusion. David has initial
hesitation due to the singer’s temperamental reputation, but encouraged by his
boss and the promise of advancement at Wolf magazine, David ignores his
premonitions and heads north to Mt. Hood, Oregon Oregon. The young journalist soon discovers that his
stay at the Lucas estate, Lament Hill, will not only be a struggle for his
life, but also the conclusion of a struggle between good and evil.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
It has been over a decade since I finished my first short story. Its completion was so rewarding that in the past 14 years I have acquired an Associate in Arts degree, Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Master of Science in Writing with an emphasis in Book Publishing degree with the intention to execute the craft of composition with skill. I moved from
to Oregon so that I could attend ,
which had the only student-run publishing house in the country. Portland State University
Graduate school, for my set course of study, required that I partake in the publication process as well as examine the history of literature and the discipline of accomplished prose (grammar, rhetoric, editing, etc.). The revelation of the highly competitive and often complex world of publishing did not discourage me, but rather confirmed my place in it, as a writer. I knew I would never be a copy editor, literary agent or jacket designer. My place was with the words. I finished school and returned to
California where I
accepted the position of English instructor at two of the local community
colleges. After four years of teaching
in California, I moved back to the Pacific
Northwest where I taught for Clark College in while writing a column
on friendship for Examiner.com. In late
2010, I quit teaching to focus on the publication of my first book, Lament
Hill. A few months later, I signed
on with Media Aria CDM, Ltd. out of Vancouver,
Washington England, who released Lament
Hill in January of 2012. My second
book, Burn: The Casual Slaughters of Simon Green, also a work of horror
fiction, is scheduled for release next year.
Lament Hill is my first effort at novel writing, but it has always been my intention to publish it and pursue a career as a professional writer. I am currently in negotiations for the publication of my third book and am working on a fourth manuscript.
Danae Samson’s second novel, Burn: The Casual Slaughters of Simon Green is scheduled for release next year. Samson is currently in negotiations for the release of her third book and is working on a fourth.